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Published: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:37:18 PST

Last Build Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 12:38:20 PDT


$1 Million Pledge to Boost OSU Honors College

Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

The University Honors College at Oregon State University has received a $1 million pledge to create endowments in support of its students, faculty and the dean. The planned gift, by an anonymous couple, is the largest ever received by the college.

President's Circle reception in Corvallis

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Members of OSU's inner circle of donors, the President's Circle, met downtown at The Vue on March 31. Watch the video of the featured student speaker, sophomore Kasra Azizian, who describes his experiences with OSU's KidSpirit program.

OSU Press launches new nature series

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

A ConocoPhillips gift facilitated by President Emeritus John Bryne is allowing OSU Press to launch a new series focused on nature and the environment.

Horse Treadmill Unique in Oregon

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 14:25:38 PDT

(image) Thanks to the Valley Foundation, OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine has installed a high-speed equine treadmill used for clinical diagnosis, treatment, and research.

More than 200 alumni and friends met in the California desert March 1 and 2 for the annual Destination OSU celebration.

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 14:24:57 PDT

(image) More than 200 alumni and friends met in the California desert March 1 and 2 for the annual Destination OSU celebration.

Maddison Named Rice Professor

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 14:23:56 PDT

(image) The gift of an amateur butterfly collector has allowed OSU to hire an internationally recognized entomologist.

Destination OSU arrives in Palm Springs March 1-2

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:31:20 PST

(image) OSU friends and alumni will gather in the California desert March 1-2 for Destination OSU. The annual event is presented by the OSU Foundation, the OSU Alumni Association, and OSU Athletics.

Alumnus gives $1 million for international learning

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:30:49 PST

(image) A gift in support of the Arthur Stonehill International Business Exchange Program in the College of Business took The Campaign for OSU past the $550 million milestone.

President's Circle State of University Address and Luncheon

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:48:42 PST

(image) Hear President Edward J. Ray as he outlines the progress and aspirations of Oregon State University during his annual State of the University address in Portland. N. Christian Anderson III, '72, The Oregonian's new publisher, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Make a gift to OSU by 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 and get a 2009 tax deduction

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:47:36 PST

(image) You too can help students earn a college degree, by supporting scholarships or another OSU program, when you make a gift by Thursday, December 31. And you can receive a great income tax deduction!

Learn about the impact of the Women's Giving Circle and recent grant recipients

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:46:09 PST

(image) It's great not to be needed. That's right - not to be needed.One joy of membership in the Women's Giving Circle is seeing new programs get off the ground with grant funds and then gain the momentum to continue without further assistance.

Development Director Joins OSU-Cascades Campus-

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PST

The Oregon State University Foundation has named Julie Hotchkiss as director of development for the OSU-Cascades Campus, effective Jan. 4, 2010. (image)

Goddik Wins Teaching Award

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:21:22 PDT

(image) This summer Dr. Lisbeth Goddik received the Milk Industry Foundation Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing from the American Dairy Science Association, recognizing her outstanding teaching of undergraduate students.

Faculty fund to honor engineering excellence

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:18:10 PDT

(image) While many of Jim de Broekert's professional accomplishments remain classified information, it's no secret how he feels about his alma mater.

Linus Pauling Science Center

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:16:57 PDT

(image) The centerpiece initiative of The Campaign for OSU took center stage September 25 as more than 200 members of the OSU community gathered to celebrate the launch of construction on the Linus Pauling Science Center.

Construction launch - Linus Pauling Science Center

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Join the celebration as OSU formally launches construction of the Linus Pauling Science Center: the centerpiece initiative of The Campaign for OSU. (image)

Want to know about Foundation Events?

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Check out upcoming event that the Foundation is hosting. (image)

Endowment grows with gift-matching challenge

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:01:51 PDT

(image) Two generous alumni are inviting others to help build a new source of perpetual support for OSU's industrial and manufacturing engineering programs.

Richardson Chair holder receives international honors

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:01:18 PDT

(image) Jeff McDonnell, holder of the Richardson Chair in Watershed Science, was honored by two international organizations this spring for his work in runoff processes.

Estate gift benefits first-generation students

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:00:53 PDT

(image) The endowed June Bashkin Scholarship Fund, established through the planned gift of a 1947 alumna, will create opportunities for OSU students who are the first in their family to go to college.

Veterinarian's Legacy Assists Animals in Need

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 00:00:00 PDT

After earning a degree in Wildlife Sciences at OSU, Olive Kendrick Britt, '40, went on to a pioneering career in equine veterinary medicine that spanned more than 60 years. (image)

Estate Gift Benefits First-Generation Students

Tue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Established through June Cyrus Bashkin's estate plans, the endowed June Bashkin Scholarship Fund will create opportunities and launch new adventures by helping OSU students who are the first in their family to go to college.(image)

Veterinarian's Legacy Assists Animals in Need

Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:00:00 PDT

After earning a degree in Wildlife Sciences at OSU, Olive Kendrick Britt, '40, went on to a pioneering career in equine veterinary medicine that spanned more than 60 years.(image)

Weyerhaeuser Creates Forestry Scholarship

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:00:00 PDT

A $500,000 gift from Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation will create an endowed scholarship fund to attract top students from diverse backgrounds to OSU programs in Forest Engineering, Forest Management, Forest Operations Management, and Wood Science and Technology. (image)

Moore Foundation Gives $8.1 Million for Coastal Research

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 PST

A new three-year, $5 million grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will allow OSU researchers to study microbes in hypoxic waters both locally and off the coast of central Chile.(image)

Portland Couple Boosts OSU Partnership with Oregon Humane Society

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 17:17:17 PST

A Portland couple is helping local cats and dogs have a happy and healthy new year, while educating the next generation of veterinarians. A $200,000 gift from Joyce and Bill Furman to the College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU will provide medical supplies and other support for an innovative partnership between the college and the Oregon Humane Society in Portland.

Christmas Tree Innovator Pledges $1 Million to OSU Scholarships

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 20:05:24 PST

(image) Former OSU agronomist Hal Schudel and his wife, Lois, have pledged $1 million to Oregon State for scholarships. Founder of Holiday Tree Farms Inc., the largest Christmas tree grower in the world, Schudel popularized the lush, triangle-shaped, plantation-grown conifers that decorate many homes and offices during the holiday season.

Couple Gives $2.4 Million to Endow Scholarship

Sun, 16 Nov 2008 20:53:04 PST

(image) Peter Johnson, a 1955 graduate, and his wife Rosalie have endowed a unique scholarship/internship program for chemical engineering students.

Gates Foundation supports OSU tuberculosis research

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:03:10 PDT

(image) Biomedical researcher Dr. Luiz Bermudez has received nearly $1 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study a potential new treatment for tuberculosis-a disease which kills approximately 1.5 million people every year.

OSU Foundation Announces Four New Trustees

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:35:16 PDT

Ed Jennings, Patrick Mendenhall, John Porter and Eric Schoenstein have joined the Board of Trustees at the OSU Foundation, the nonprofit organization that raises private funds for Oregon State University.

Student-Led Project Receives Venture Fund Award

Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:45:32 PDT

(image) A student-led project to create thin-film solar cells using ink-jet technology was one of six projects that recently received awards from OSU's Venture Fund - a special tax incentive program which aims to bring more university research to the marketplace.

Scholarships Make College Possible for SMILE Grad

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:38:00 PDT

(image) To see the importance of OSU's new initiative on scholarships, get to know pre-chemical engineering major Troy Gzik. The nine-year participant in OSU's SMILE Program comes from a small town with a high poverty rate.

Alumni Couple Pledge $1.4 Million to OSU

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:37:50 PDT

(image) Jim Youde and Judith Atwood Youde met at OSU and married shortly after they graduated in 1962. Now the couple are pledging $1.4 million to their alma mater.

Google Supports OSU Open Source Lab

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:36:54 PDT

(image) Google recently announced a $300,000 gift to support OSU's Open Source Lab, an academic leader in open source development.

Venture Fund: inspire innovation with a tax-wise gift

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 14:46:42 PDT

(image) Last December, Duane and Barbara McDougall made a $50,000 gift to Oregon State University-for only $2,500.

Swimmer Dives into Healthcare

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 13:39:17 PDT

(image) Scholarship recipient Felicia Castaneda recently told donors how OSU changed her life.

New Campaign Newsletter Launched

Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:37:36 PDT

(image) Read the first issue of "This Amazing Place," OSU's campaign newsletter, online.

New Phillips Professor Builds on Teaching Legacy

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:54:42 PDT

(image) Award-winning teacher Jared Moore was selected to hold the Mary Ellen Phillips Professorship in Financial Accounting. The endowed position was created in Phillips' honor by one of her former students.

Trysting Tree Celebrates 20 Years

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 13:35:30 PDT

(image) Trysting Tree Golf Club celebrates its 20th anniversary in June 2008. A special video tells the story of its creation and ongoing impact at Oregon State University.

New Vice President to head OSU Foundation Office in Portland

Tue, 13 May 2008 13:28:55 PDT

(image) Carol Van Natta, vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Washington's Tacoma campus, has accepted a position as the head of Oregon State University Foundation's office in Portland.

Ford Family Foundation Provides Gift of Confidence

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 12:34:52 PDT

(image) A Ford Family Foundation scholarship is helping Jennifer Weston, a single parent, thrive in her studies at OSU.

Student develops mentoring program for businesses

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 12:33:42 PDT

(image) Scholarships make it possible for students like University Honors College senior Neha George to get the most out of their education and start making an impact on society - even before graduation.

$5 Million Gift to Help Construct OSU Student Success Center

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 16:02:12 PDT

A $5 million gift from an anonymous donor has jump-started the process for constructing a new Student Success Center on campus, a high priority in OSU's first capital campaign.

Venture Fund a "Win-Win" for Donors and OSU

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 14:53:49 PDT

(image) When alumnus Todd Woodley recently donated to the University Venture Development Fund, he helped OSU's efforts to bring research discoveries to the marketplace and received a 60% state tax credit.

Program Cooks Up a Taste of Social Change

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:54:02 PST

(image) Randy and Susan Conrads have given $120,000 to enhance a College of Business program that encourages students to use their creativity and business skills to address social problems.

Meyer Memorial Trust Grant Enhances Science Education

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:53:24 PST

(image) A $700,000 Meyer Memorial Trust grant will equip OSU's new Linus Pauling Science Center with the latest educational tools.

University Venture Development Fund offers 60% tax credit

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 10:12:53 PST

(image) Oregon taxpayers now can receive a 60 percent tax credit when they contribute to a new program designed to fast-track commercialization of research discoveries at Oregon's public universities.

First recipient selected for theater scholarship

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 16:30:40 PST

(image) An endowed scholarship fund created by two young alumni in lieu of wedding presents has made its first $500 award to a senior majoring in theater arts and communication.

Oregon State University launches $625 million campaign

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:25:10 PST

(image) Oregon State University leaders officially launched "The Campaign for OSU," a $625-million fundraising effort and the university's first ever comprehensive capital campaign on Oct. 26.

OSU receives $77 million for science initiative

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:09:56 PST

(image) The new Linus Pauling Science Center will provide a state-of-the-art home to scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute and top chemists from the College of Science.

$1.5 million gift endows Mace chair in "watchable wildlife"

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:05:00 PST

(image) Bob Mace, an OSU alumnus who coined the phrase "watchable wildlife" has left a $1.5 million estate gift to endow the Bob and Phyllis Mace Watchable Wildlife chair and an annual scholarship fund.

Campaign for OSU launches Oct. 26

Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:44:10 PDT

(image) Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to be a part of the Oct. 26 festivities announcing The Campaign for OSU, the university's first campus-wide fundraising campaign. "This Amazing Place, This Historic Moment," a free one-hour multimedia which starts at 4 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, will feature an announcement of fundraising goals and progress achieved to date.

University Venture Development Fund offers 60% tax credit

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:47:06 PDT

A 60 percent income tax credit is now available to Oregon taxpayers who contribute to a new program designed to fast-track commercialization of research discoveries at Oregon's eight public universities.

OSU faculty couple pledges $1 million to endow humanities professorship

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:46:21 PDT

Henry Sayre, a distinguished professor who has also achieved success as an author, and his wife Sandra Brooke, an assistant professor of art and noted artist, have pledged $1 million to establish an endowed professorship in OSU's College of Liberal Arts.

Alumni help by giving back to OSU

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:18:25 PDT

Steve Boice credits OSU with giving him a great start on his career. Though he only graduated a few years ago, he is among those giving back to his alma mater.

Renaissance Fund helps bring genetic scientist to OSU

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:16:35 PDT

(image) Private gifts pooled in the College of Science Renaissance Fund have helped OSU recruit a talented young scientist.

Stewart Faculty Scholar leads development of online courses

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 13:26:49 PDT

Agricultural professionals and students worldwide soon will have access to online OSU classes on integrated pest management, thanks to a privately funded faculty award.

Wicks-Street Fund gives students a bright future

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:08:49 PDT

(image) Imagine glowing algae helping light computer monitors, light bulbs, and even the screen on your cell phone. While it may sound like science fiction, Debra Gale, the first recipient of the Wicks-Street Fellowship, is conducting research that may eventually lead to such illuminating innovations.

Quarterback Ryan Gunderson addresses President's Circle

Fri, 18 May 2007 10:28:52 PDT

(image) Ryan Gunderson completed only one pass last fall. Still, the Beavers backup quarterback felt it was one of the most rewarding seasons in his football career.

Former students establish professorship to honor earthquake expert

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:30:21 PDT

(image) Some students express their appreciation for their teacher with simple gifts: homemade cookies or an apple on the desk. But former students of emeritus geology professor Bob Yeats felt so strongly about the impact he had on their lives, they helped raise $500,000 to start an endowed professorship in his honor.

Ford Family Foundation scholarships support outstanding OSU students

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:43:11 PDT

(image) This year 137 students like OSU psychology major Nick Reyna are receiving Ford Family Foundation scholarships. More than financial aid, the scholarships also encourage students to give back to their communities.

Bayley Fellowship supports breakthrough ocean research

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 11:16:10 PST

(image) Graduate student Jeff Krause, the 2006-07 Bayley Fellowship recipient, is conducting studies that shed new light on the ocean's carbon cycle and its impact on the global climate.

Private gifts support top engineering students

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:27:50 PST

(image) As an aspiring chemical engineer, sophomore Kelly Wilson often finds herself in classrooms that are dominated by male students. But this high-achieving student from Aurora, Ore., is too busy to notice.

New IRA law prompts gift to support gerontology students

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 11:17:03 PST

(image) Alumni Orin and Josephine Zimmerman took advantage of a recent law that provides incentives to older adults to donate IRA funds. The result is a generous gift supporting three areas at OSU, including a gerontology fellowship for students like Bethany Chamberlin.

Private gifts help student triumph over poverty

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 11:16:22 PST

(image) With the help of scholarships and other services, Erin Murphy overcame adversity to graduate cum laude from OSU. Now, as a dedicated elementary school teacher, she is helping other young people achieve through education.

OSU breaks ground on Apperson Hall renovation

Tue, 17 Oct 2006 12:48:35 PDT

Oregon State University broke ground Oct. 7 on a $10-million renovation of historic Apperson Hall. The project will retain the structure's historic stone exterior while completely updating the interior to create a 21st-century learning and research facility.

Forestry alumnus gives $3.6 million to endow chair

Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:35:51 PDT

A new OSU forestry program experienced a growth spurt this summer with a $3.6 million gift from Richard Strachan, a 1978 forestry graduate.

Presidential Scholar's research seeks new cancer treatment

Tue, 19 Sep 2006 14:12:35 PDT

It's no surprise to hear that OSU scientists are working on new and innovative cancer treatments, but at this research-oriented campus some outstanding undergraduates are applying their keen minds to the task, too.

Alumna strengthens support for OSU symphony orchestra

Thu, 14 Sep 2006 15:39:11 PDT

Eleanor Jenks Otwell, a 1933 education graduate, has left more than $800,000 from her estate to expand the endowed chair for university orchestras.

$1.5 million grant to strengthen science education in Oregon

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 09:27:01 PDT

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded a $1.5 million grant to OSU to bolster science education at all grade levels throughout Oregon.

Grant to help develop preservation plan

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 08:04:15 PDT

OSU has received a grant of $190,000 from the Getty Foundation to help develop a historic preservation plan for the Corvallis campus.

Former football player dedicates trust to athletics

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 13:58:33 PDT

Bob Riggert, a football player who graduated from OSU in 1956, has donated one of his real estate holdings, with an estimated value of $2.1 million, to establish a trush that ultimately will benefit OSU athletics.

Foundation receives $850,000 challenge grant for Apperson Hall

Thu, 18 May 2006 14:57:35 PDT

The effort to renovate historic Apperson Hall has received a significant boost from the Kresge Foundation in the form of a challenge grant.

Au Presidential Scholar takes silver in Symantic competition

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 14:11:33 PDT

Bryant Brownell, a first-year OSU student recently finished secont nationally in the Symantec Corp.'s national computer programming contest.

Presidential scholar integrates art and science

Thu, 16 Mar 2006 14:33:37 PST

Presidential Scholarship recipient Noah Strycker is passionate about birds, counting the yellow throated warbler, snowy owl, and dark-eyed junco among his many feathered friends.

Pauling chair holder helps secure $1 million grant

Thu, 16 Feb 2006 14:11:20 PST

OSU medical research recently received a $1 million boost from the prestigious W.M. Keck Foundation, thanks to the work of Joseph Beckman, holder of the Ava Pauling Chair, and his colleagues.

Scholarship students participate in major DNA advance

Thu, 19 Jan 2006 11:34:18 PST

Scholarships designed to attract the brightest students to OSU are having an impact. Three undergraduate scholarship students have participated in OSU research that sparked intense interest among genetic researchers worldwide.

Endowed chair helps OSU nuclear engineering move into top 10

Tue, 13 Dec 2005 15:20:16 PST

A visitor to Oregon State University might overlook the small cluster of nondescript, concrete buildings on the edge of campus, but those modest facilities hold one of the pre-eminent nuclear research programs in the country. This was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report, which ranked the OSU Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics program ninth in the nation.

$400,000 gift will launch OSU natural history museum

Tue, 13 Dec 2005 15:16:26 PST

A $400,000 gift from the Jane Gray Jacobsen Trust will launch an OSU natural history museum focused on the study of evolution.